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Custom DK Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof

Custom DK Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof

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This custom fit kit lets you mount 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 legs to your vehicle with a naked roof. Clamps mount to legs with bolts. Includes 4 clamps and 4 pads. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Rhino Rack. Custom DK Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof part number DK183 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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This custom fit kit lets you mount 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 legs to your vehicle with a naked roof. Clamps mount to legs with bolts. Includes 4 clamps and 4 pads.


Features:

  • Custom fit kit lets you mount 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 series legs (sold separately) on your vehicle with a naked roof
  • Padded, metal clamps provide secure grip on your door jambs
    • Bolt onto leg assemblies and tighten for secure fit
    • Protect door jambs from scratches and abrasions
    • Powder coated for durability and rust resistance
  • Molded-rubber pads are custom designed to fit the contours of your roof
    • Clip onto the bottoms of your roof rack legs
    • Protect your roof from scratches and abrasions


Specs:

  • Quantity: 4 clamps and 4 pads
  • Limited lifetime warranty


DK183 Custom DK Fit Kit for Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof

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Video of Custom DK Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be test fitting the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System. This is going to consist of part numbers RRVA126B-2. These are the Vortex Aero Crossbars, forty-nine inches long in black. These also come in silver as part number RRVA126S-2. We also have RRRLKVA. These are the 2500 Series Legs for the Vortex Aero Crossbars, and part number DK183, and this is the custom fit kit for this particular vehicle, and this is how it clamps to your car. We have the front one already installed.

It has a nice aerodynamic shape to the bars, which is going to cut down wind noise and drag while you're driving. Combined with the rear crossbar, it's actually going to have a carrying capacity of a hundred and sixty five pounds, although double check with your vehicle's manual to make sure it can withstand that weight on the roof. Let's go ahead and show you how the rear one goes on. We already have it partially assembled on our table here. It's very easy to put together. You'll take the 2500 Series leg and you'll see it has this bracket on the bottom here.

That's going to fit into the T-slot at the end of our bar, like so. Next, we'll take a measuring strip and measure out from this point to our leg. Now normally you would have a strip that you would cut and put into place, so it holds it place from that point forward. However for today's demonstration purposes, we're just going to go ahead and measure it out. Let's go ahead and get everything set up.

That looks good. Then we'll take the included tightening tool and snug that leg down to the bar. While we're here, we'll go ahead and put our end cap back on, and take the included tool to just lock that into place so it can't be removed. Then we'll take our rubber pad for the bottom of our leg, making sure that arrow is facing out. These are numbered and specific, so double check with your instructions to make sure that you're putting the right one on the right leg. Then finally, let's go ahead and install our clamp.

I'll turn this around so it's easier for you to see. We'll take this screw out all the way, and then we'll take our clamp and just put it into place, and just get the bolt started so it holds the clamp in. With that done, now we can open up our two rear doors and put our bars into place. Now we'll just loosely set them on for now. This is by no means the final place that they're going to be put at. Being careful not to damage the roof. Now that we have these set on, we'll grab our measuring tape and and we'll actually figure out our crossbar spread. That's going to be from center of the rear bar to center of the front bar. You want to double check with your instructions to make sure you're putting them at the right spacing. Once we got these generally where we want them, we can start tightening them down. We'll snug them up first. Then we'll tighten them down completely. Again, using that same tightening tool. I would like to point out that this this curved right now. Once these are tightened down all the way, this will straighten out as you're tightening, so you'll know that you're not over tightening or under tightening. I'll repeat this for the other side. Once we have these loosely tightened up, we're going to go back and forth on each side, and tighten them down evenly, giving about five or six turns each side. Now some things you could actually put on these roof racks, there's a wide variety of things, bike racks, ski and snow board carriers, kayak carriers, cargo baskets, and enclosed cargo boxes, but I do want to emphasize, you always want to double check your weight ratings to make sure you're not going over on your roof or your crossbars. With everything tightened down, our final step is to put on our covers. These are lockable so your roof rack will be secure on your roof once you install it. There you have it for the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack System on our 2011 Chevrolet Malibu.


Customer Reviews

Custom DK Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof - DK183

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (836 Customer Reviews)

This custom fit kit lets you mount 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 legs to your vehicle with a naked roof. Clamps mount to legs with bolts. Includes 4 clamps and 4 pads.

- DK183
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etrailer.com's videos and additional customer support made the purchase of a Rhino Rack system from them for our 2010 Malibu a no brainer. The rack fit the car perfectly, and with the videos and clear instructions that came with the kit, I got it installed on the car with only one misstep. The instructions came the the measurements in centimeters and inches. I didn't have a metric tape measure, and ended up messing up converting fractions to decimal. My Daughter is going to college 500 miles away and is moving into an unfurnished apartment and needed to pick up some small furniture that wouldn't fit in her Malibu. She purchased several items from Facebook Marketplace and was able to transport a twin bed and mattress, a medium sized desk and some dining room chairs (in several trips) with no problems. The only thing I can think of to improve the installation would be to have the Inches measurements in decimal or to include an inexpensive metric tape. 691227



- DK183
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I received excellent prompt service for a minor parts-related problem not impacting installation, safety or use of the Rhino Rack system I purchased. I would order from etrailer again without hesitation. 688546



- DK396
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Installed the rhino rack kit on my 2017 Nissan Rogue. Fits really good and easy to install. Fast shipping too. I have a rack for my prius as well from etrailer.com and love there products. I installed a roof basket on my rack also. It also makes your ride look cool as well as functional. 623161



- DK307
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


This is a great roof rack, VERY sturdy once attached! I used it to carry two kayaks on the freeway multiple times and it was flawless. It is quite loud, but that is to be expected with this type of roof rack. Having the sunroof open doesn't help either... :-) 356032


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Thanks for checking in with me! I love my rack. I actually just bought a bike rack and wheel holder from etrailer.com for it! Have a great summer!
Kevin R - 05/04/2018

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- DK292
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


bought as part of a package - worked well with the other rhino products 148214



- DK396
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


I bought this roof rack kit for my 2015 Nissan Rogue awd 5-dr. The shipping time was excellent and everything arrived together and undamaged. The instructions are simple and easy to follow and I had it put together and ready to mount in about 30 min. Aligning it on the roof is definitely easier with two people, but can be done alone. The forward rack's rubber feet fit seamlessly on the roof of my car and tightened snugly with no worries of it flying off. Be sure to follow the directions for the included torque wrench and everything will form perfectly. The rear rack's rubber feet form is a little off and they don't sit flush with the car's body, but after torquing to the required tightness the rear rack fit securely with only a tiny gap between the body and feet. On the road, I made it up to 75 mph before any whistling was noticed, but some music at mid volume drowned it out. Be sure to cut the rubber and fit everything as precise as possible. This will prevent drag and whistling. The quality of the metal and plastic isn't as high as other brands, but when those other brands don't fit your car you have to compromise and this would be my top pick. 253160



- DK396
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Where do I start? I've been whitewater kayaking for 22 or so years now. I've always used used either Yakima or Thule products... Until I bought a 2015 Nissan Rogue with a naked roof. The curvature of the roof and large door jams mean that Yakima and Thule can't make racks for them. I went to a place that does custom installs and again because of the curvature of the roof, they couldn't give me a rack. This meant no kayaking which is really bad news. Enter the Rhino rack system. I purchased the feet, the fit kit, the cross bars and a Yakima "big stack" stacker. The first issue I had is the reccomended size for the Nissan Rogue is only 48 inches. Way too small too haul 4-5 (very light) whitewater kayaks. I called etrailer and they were SUPER helpful, told me I can buy the 65 in cross bars and they'll work fine. I held my breath and placed my order. I was nervous leaving my trusted name brands. The order arrived super fast (they told me it would arrive by Friday but it actually arrived on Thursday) and everything was packaged rock solid. I was impressed. I read the instructions and put the rack system on my car. It took about a hour (it was hot and I worked slowly) but the rack system is SUPER SOLID. I love it. Rhino might have a "forever" customer out of me. -The rack system is very stable. I can't move it with my hands by pushing or pulling. -The rubber stripping you put on the top and bottom of the bar is an awesome added feature AND it reduces wind noise. -Adding the fairing reduced wind noise even further. With four boats on the roof you couldn't hear any extra noise. The ONE thing I dislike is that you need to use the supplied Allen wrench to take the rack on and off the car. It's a small complaint, but other systems I've used in the past don't have them. I paid much less for this system than I would have if I purchased one of the aforementioned systems, but I'm really really satisfied with the product. We will see how well it holds up over long-term use, but it looks awesome! 411250



- DK028
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Delivery was fast - racks seem solid. Happy with product. Like the one tool (plus a knife and tape measure) installation. Could use a little more emphasis on the interplay of the two instruction sheets - the general one and the specific measurements for the car model. Maybe big bold capital letters would help in the instructions (when you need to go to the other sheet). The arrows on the black pads are kind of hard to see, so it took a few times to get the configuration correct (pad type, pad direction, foot direction). But that was the only snag, all else is good. The online installation video was helpful. The total cost was almost half what the local outdoor store wanted to charge for Yakima racks (that were only rated 100 lbs.) Since I am carrying a canoe a lot, I went for the 165 lbs rated Rhino rack. I also widened the separation of the racks on the roof about two inches as well. This was for the canoe - and also to get it level, it was a bit down in the nose with the measurements in the instructions.. By moving the rear rack more astern, the spread was wider and level. 234297



- DK375
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


As always from etrailer.com, a great product at a reasonable price. Customer service help was not necessary in this case to choose the best product for my vehicle and needs, but has been a painless process for other needs in the past. Etrailer.com is my go-to for aftermarket cargo hardware needs. As always, however, the manufacturer (not etrailer.com) provides marginal instructions. In spite of that, initial assembly and installation on my wife's 2016 Escape took about an hour, and it looks like the rack will do a great job for us on family trips. I anticipate removal or reinstall Atkin in the future to take less than 15 minutes for one person. 334673



- DK208
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Very nice product. Well made and fits well. The only issue I had was that I didn't realize there were 2 clamps of one size and 2 clamps of another size. I mistakenly put one of each on the roof rack. Quick switch and then everything was ok so be sure to check them. 171094



- DK377
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Followed the instructions, using j hooks and torqued clamps as instructed. Combined weight for both boats was less than 100 lbs. Rails are rated for 165 lbs. 538393



- DK427
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


The racks look great and are solidly anchored. I have yet to use them under load but I am pleased with the final product so far. My only complaint was that the assembly process is difficult to understand unless you Google the help videos. The assembly process is confusing and tedious until you gain an understanding of the overall setup. 417226



- dk190
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Installation Pictures on my Ford F-350 truck. 413365



- DK289
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Got it the day I left for a trip with my friends, two hours after he said it came my husband text me with pictures! It was easy to install by himself. He said the directions were rough at first but they were fine once he figured it out. I love it on my CX5! I cannot wait to put my hard case on it for traveling. 458070



- DK301
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Excellent product! Fits like a glove on my 2016 Hyundai Elantra. Install was fairly quick and painless. My dad and I installed it in about 20 minutes with no problems. I would definitely recommend installing this with two people to make sure the bars are evenly spaced on the vehicle. I love the way it looks and you can tell it is great quality. I plan to leave the rack on permanently and just change out the various gear attachments. I also bought the Rhino Rack Bike Mount and they fit perfectly together. There is very little wind noise and you can't even hear it when the sunroof is closed. I got up to 60ish mph and only noticed some noise when the radio was off and I was actively listening for any extra noises. I am very impressed with this roof rack already. Great price and great quality product. Can't wait to get more use out of it! 291409



- DK342
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Completed Installation - 2014 VW Tiguan 479256



- DK187
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Excellent customer service, fast shipping and an amazing product! Well done etrailer!!! 502151



- DK315
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


My three star review has to do with the product, not the service. I am quite mechanically inclined and have installed and assembled many things over my 45 years. I followed the instructions very carefully but the measurements for the strips were just off. It was difficult to tell because of the location but probably at least 6 or 8 mm on each end. I basically had to just loosen them and figure out where they needed to be and then try to tighten them without moving them. Then, I measured very carefully according to the instructions where they should sit on the roof. This went fairly well but having to readjust as discussed in the previous paragraph made it more difficult than it should have been. Once I got them parallel and where I thought they should be, it was difficult snug them down very tightly. If you tightened one end too much the other foot started to pick up. So I would go tighten that one down and go back and forth until it just wouldn't work anymore. And yes I did loosen the Fasteners on the bars themselves so that they could settle into the right configuration. Overall, I think they are a pretty decent set but it was difficult to install because the instructions were way off. Also when I fasten my kayak to the bars, the feet tend to raise up a little. I tightened everything even a little more than the fancy torque wrench indicated. Having said all that, this is probably a pretty decent set for the price. Also when I get the Swagman piece assembled and on the roof bars, I think the kayak will sit better in the saddle mount and I won't have to tighten so much to the bars. I think the multi shaped Keel of my kayak made it difficult to get comfortably tight for me, as I do a lot of Interstate driving and I wanted it very secure. Would I buy this again? I'm really not sure. It's my first rack. If I could absolutely not spend any more money then yes I probably would. I also think the Swagman Saddle Rack will make it an even better setup. 489774



- DK485
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


This kit fits the grooves on my 2017 Civic perfectly. You have to work with the alignment a bit, as I found the placement guide measurements are not quite right to keep things level. I was worried about the brackets damaging the doorwell, but the rubber coating is very durable and protects the paint. 772079



- DK195
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


best fitting rack i've ever owned. great assistance from etrailer tech support. 769868



- DK087
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


I would definitely recommend this rack. It is sturdy, easy to install. Only downside is it's a bit noisy at higher speeds. 767093



- DK432
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


I called because I need a specific roof rack. We weren't going to buy right away. However Jesse made this process easy and covnvient. So I decided to buy from him that day. I am very pleased with the overall experience. Thank you Jesse for all your help I really appreciate it. Your professionalism,knowledge and ease to work with sold us. 767018



- DK188
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Very excited about the new rack. It was fairly easy to install and put together thanks to the great detail in the instructions. They were very specific with measurements for my vehicle. 765891



- DK284
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Is been a year since I got the rhino racks and they are great. I have a 2018 Honda CR-V and they are a perfect fit. Probably the best ones I ever bough. They are a perfect fit and easy to adjust. I will definitely recommend this product for any car 764314



- DK396
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Review from a similar DK in Roof Rack


Great product, easy install, I did have to adjust the feet to different measurements than what came with the unit, ski/fishing pole holder fits well and the skinny cargo basket is sturdy. Also looks good on wigs car. We take a lot of road trips with our kids and enjoy our dogs company she can now ride in the back while our gear is out of the car, great solution. 764021


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